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This is so true lol. George Martin is a sadist bastard when it comes to killing off characters. Though I would argue that you feel the deaths from Harry Potter more than those in Game of Thrones. Martin writes with an air of detachment which is probably the only way he can stand to kill so many characters and we the audience can continue reading after brutal massacres of our favorit characters. Rowling on the other hand brings you very close to all the characters and makes you love them, so when they die you are absolutely devastated.

I do wonder if anyone will make it all the way through the Song of Ice and Fire.

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February 21, 2013 · 12:38 pm

The Breakfast Club

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I watched The Breakfast Club, for the first time today. When a friend of mine realized that I’d never seen it she looked aghast. “How have you never seen it? It’s a part of American culture!” Properly chastised, we quickly remedied my gap in 80s culture.

It was a pretty great movie. The characters all represented different cliches, and are fun and memorable.  My favorites were John the mostly hatable, some times lovable criminal who always has a smart remark and Alice the compulsive lier and kleptomania. It was a pretty great cast of characters and the contrast between characters made them all the more interesting.

Aside from being funny the movie had a surprising message about not taking people at face value and that if you actually get to know that person who seems so different, you might actually find you have more in common with them than you think, even if it’s only that you share in the same struggles.

It’s interesting that I ended up watching this now, because I’m currently reading a book called Ready Player One, which in short is about a man who creates a massive online multi player game in the future and before he dies creates a contest. Whoever wins the contest will inherit his multi billion dollar fortune. So millions of people become obsessed with winning this contest and one of the ways they prepare for this is by learning all they possibly can learn about 80s pop culture, because apparently the creator was totally obsessed with the 80s. It’s a total nerd book! And if that’s not a good enough reason to read it it defends on honor of the movie Ladyhawke, which is an awesome old fantasy movie and under appreciated. Anyway, getting off topic here. The point is it was fun watching the Breakfast Club while in the middle of a book where all the characters are completely obsessed with the 80s 😉 It’s reminded me that the 80s did have some pretty great movies XD

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Hand Writing

Alright who writings by hand these days? For years I’ve only written by hand occasionally when I have a quick idea or inspiration hits and I’m no where near my computer. But recently it’s seemed like I would get bored writing and things weren’t coming. I’d spend a long time just tapping the keys on my keyboard without actually hitting any. But about a month and a half ago I got this random idea for a Sci Fi story and decided to write down the idea in my notebook. And since then I haven’t stopped. 

I’m discovering that my writing seems to flow better when I write by hand. Maybe it’s the slower pace, or perhaps it’s the physical aspect, I’m not sure. Or it could just be that I’m not distracted by the internet lol. Whatever the case, I’m really getting into it.

My sister is under the impression that I’m a “romantic,” a nice way of saying old fashioned, because I’ve been writing by hand and obviously, it’s slower. I had to explain to her that when you’re a writer you’ll do anything that actually gets you writing. After all handwriting may be slower, but it’s a whole lot faster than not writing. I think she understands better now, even if she’s still shaking her head at me XD

I do find irony in the fact that I decided to go old school to write a Sci Fi. I mean honestly, why didn’t I start writing by hand when I was working on my prehistoric novel?…Though if I wanted to be accurate I’d probably have been scribbling my story out on a cave wall. So on second thought I’m happy I stuck with the computer on that one.

So word of advise, try changing the medium you use for writing from time to time. It could be that you need a change to attain a new prospective.

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